Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Environmental Encyclopedia

Some 1,300 alphabetically arranged articles relevant to the broad field of environmental studies, the signed entries are written in plain language by contributors with scientific background as well as versatile freelance writers (all are identified). Entries range in length from a single paragraph defining a term (e.g. adaptation, acute effects, permeable, rain shadow) to several pages on processes and the significance of, for example biomass fuel, earthquakes, famines, ocean dumping, and solid waste. The second volume appends a historical chronology, a chronology of environmental legislation in the US, a listing of organizations, and a general index.


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